About GTA

The Gozo Tourism Association was set up during a general meeting held for tourism operators in Gozo on the 11th February 1999.

The main objectives of the Gozo Tourism Association as spelled out in its statute are:

  • To unite all persons, companies, partnership or associations, operating associations operating in the tourism industry in Gozo.
  • To promote Gozo as an all year round distinct tourist destination.
  • To secure, foster and promote the fullest co-operation of the members of the Association in dealing with all questions concerning and affecting the tourist industry.
  • To protect and promote the interest of the members of the Association.


The association incorporates all sectors in the tourism industry including the hotels, restaurants, diving centres, self catering establishments, estate agents, tourist attractions and other sectors related to or have direct interst in tourism.

The association is governed by a Council formed from fourteen members elected during the Annual General meeting. The business of the Association is conducted by the Executive council, while the running of the Gozo Tourism Associations’s office is administered by Mr Joe Muscat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The GTA Council for 2022 is made up as follows:


Mr. Paul Scicluna


Mr. Mario Loporto


Mr. Mark Busuttil


Ms. Pauline Spiteri

Vice Secretary

Mr. Joe Muscat Sammut


Ms. Charlene Xerri Gatt

Vice Treasurer

Mr. Marvic Borg

Council Member

Mr. Joseph Mercieca

Council Member

Mr. Konrad Scicluna

Council Member

Mr. Amand Veranneman

Council Member

Mr. Deryk Sacco

Council Member

Mr. Ivan Mifsud

Council Member

Ms. Alda Bugeja

Council Member

Mr. Samuel Sillato

Council Member

Mr. Ludgart Gatt

Council Member

Mr Joe Muscat 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Since its inception , the Gozo Tourism Association has taken various initiatives to meet the aims mentioned above. Some of these initiatives include the publication of the guide book: ‘Gozo The Island of Myths and Miracles’, the commission of a study: Gozo Tourism Review and Framework prepared by Stevens & Associates, the publication of the Let’s Gozo Magazine, the scuttling of M/V Xlendi, M/V Karwela and M/V Comino Land at Ix-Xatt l-Ahmar to act as an artificial reefs for divers and the publication on a quarterly basis of ‘Destination Gozo’ the Association’s Newsletter.


Gozo Tourism Association

Flat 4 Ta Mliet Court
Gorg Borg Olivier Street
Victoria Gozo
Tel: 21565171
Email: info@islandofgozo.org

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